shirt tail

shirttail

[shurt-teyl]
noun
1.
the part of a shirt below the waistline.
2.
Journalism. a brief item added at the end of a related newspaper story. Compare follow-up ( def 3b ).
adjective
3.
quite young and immature in behavior.
4.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. of distant relation, especially by marriage: some shirttail cousins I'd never met.
verb (used with object)
5.
Informal. to append or add (an item) to a discussion or writing: The tariff concessions were shirttailed onto the trade bill.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; shirt + tail1

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shirttail

noun
1. a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article 
2. fabric forming the tail of a shirt 
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